1k a day is ok but 1k per job is better!

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  1. bob_rugratz

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    Oh I see the granite and seal was 300.
    I am glad to hear it still. good day
     
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    We just did a 11 x 13 thick one. It was heavy dry. We had to carry it extracted about 20 feet and hang. My pulleys are messing up so it was hell. I cant imagine picking up a 20x24. I just wouldn't do it. Have to get about 3 young bucks at least.
     
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    Got my biggest job yet this morning- just shy of $2k; 45% on site rug cleaning, 33% upholstery cleaning, 22% nylon carpet. I forgot to ask if she wants me to apply Scotchgard to the carpet (which will get asked before I start the job next week) and by the time it is all done she will know about everything else I can do.
     
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    Thanks!


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    Well done Kessler!
     
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    Thanks! Feels really good to be getting such great referrals.


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    Rob,

    What are you using for deodorizer?
     
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    Update: job ended up being $2490 after adding Scotchgard and a misc charge for rotating a very large rug.
     
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    I must ask. Do you know this from experience?
     
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    $900 for simple hwe on rugs? I hope that was a lot of rugs or I'll be looking for your face on the evening news soon.
     
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    True, they were cleaned onsite. I like to factor in the RISK CHARGE, Responder may have cleaned 50k plus worth of area rugs. Yes they weren't cleaned at HIS rug spa... regardless
    still need to charge large IMO. I need to carry a rider on my insurance if I choose to clean arearugs.
     
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    I get what you're saying but I just have a feeling that wasn't the situation here.
     
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    Referrals are so under rated and so under appreciated. I LOVE them!
     
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    Responder is a standup guy... I highly doubt he would fleece anybody as his business is new and mostly Referrals within his Jewish community.
    Also he probably was there 2 days plus and cleaned a shit load of rugs.
    I hear what your saying as alot of unscrupulous cleaners out there... just don't think so in this case bro. Yes true I believe rugs should be cleaned inplant and immersion cleaning, but on occasion I have custy who just want a surface cleaning onsite. I explain the difference , but still charge large for risk and generally having to be cleaned on hardwood floors etc.
     
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    Well bro you have your feeling and I have mine. I just feel like if he charged $900 for simple hwe of rugs then it should have either been a lot of rugs or I'll be looking for his face on the evening news soon.

    And also... if you can't clean an area rug with your chosen method without a risk of destroying it so great you feel the need to charge extra based on the likelihood of needing to replace it, then you shouldn't be working on it with the method you're using.
     
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    Enjoy your 'feeling'.
     
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    That what I'm saying ... it would have been ALOT of area rugs I'm sure. I Haven't replaced one piece of furniture or area-rug or wall to wall carpet in 27 years. I still will charge more to clean that 100% wool rug vs synthetic . Same thing goes for upholstery , the more delicate it is the more $ I'm charging never mind risk of damage, I'm charging for my knowledge so it doesn't get destroyed.
     
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    This job was a while ago and I don't remember seeing myself on the news. I do know that I will be back at this customer from the follow up calls that were made.

    PS. it was over 900 square feet of rug.
     
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